Beyond The Stacks: Innovative Careers In Library & Information Science

Sinopsis

For many, the field of library and information science and the Master of Science in Library and Information Science continue to be misunderstood. In a time when the public still pictures graduates of MS-LIS programs to be solely bespectacled book jockeys, our graduates are working in new and fascinating roles, on cutting-edge projects. In this podcast, well be speaking with interesting librarians and information science professionals and discovering the unexpected ways that one can use a Masters degree in Library and Information Science.

Episodios

  • Episode 24: Kim Dority, Alternative LIS Career Paths

    Episode 24: Kim Dority, Alternative LIS Career Paths

    01/05/2018

    Spring is finally in the air, as is the 24th and final episode of Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science podcast. To mark the end of such a special show, we spoke with Kim Dority of Dority & Associates, who reflected on the broad field of alternative LIS careers and the possibilities … Continue reading Episode 24: Kim Dority, Alternative LIS Career Paths → The post Episode 24: Kim Dority, Alternative LIS Career Paths appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 23: Kelli Bogan, Photo Archivist at National Baseball Hall of Fame

    Episode 23: Kelli Bogan, Photo Archivist at National Baseball Hall of Fame

    01/04/2018

        Happy Spring! For this month’s episode, I spoke with Kelli Bogan, the Photo Archivist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  Listen to this month’s episode to hear about one of the many paths one can take to enter the field of librarianship. Sometimes, it takes being accepted into an English PhD program to … Continue reading Episode 23: Kelli Bogan, Photo Archivist at National Baseball Hall of Fame → The post Episode 23: Kelli Bogan, Photo Archivist at National Baseball Hall of Fame appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • David Selden, National Indian Law Library

    David Selden, National Indian Law Library

    01/03/2018

    For March’s episode, I spoke with David Selden, the Library Director for the National Indian Law Library (NILL) of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). David is the first law librarian to be interviewed for Beyond the Stacks!  Listen to this month’s episode to hear about one of the many paths one can take to enter … Continue reading Episode 22: David Selden, National Indian Law Library → The post Episode 22: David Selden, National Indian Law Library appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 21: Taylor Kirch, Lead Librarian at Pandora Media

    Episode 21: Taylor Kirch, Lead Librarian at Pandora Media

    01/02/2018

    Welcome back to Season 5 of Beyond the Stacks! For this month’s episode, I had the pleasure to interview Taylor Kirch, the Lead Librarian at Pandora Media. Tune in to learn about curating and archiving “lean-back” radio experiences, digital collection management, and metadata. We also discuss the future of LIS, particularly the probable/eventual AI takeover, which … Continue reading Episode 21: Taylor Kirch, Lead Librarian at Pandora Media → The post Episode 21: Taylor Kirch, Lead Librarian at Pandora Media appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 20: Derek Murphy, Usability Researcher at Harvard IQSS

    Episode 20: Derek Murphy, Usability Researcher at Harvard IQSS

    08/12/2017

    This semester seemed to fly by, I can’t believe it’s already December! For this month’s episode, I was delighted to welcome Derek Murphy, creator and first host of this podcast, back to the show! Tune in to learn more about the interdisciplinary field of usability and user experience research and what Derek has been up … Continue reading Episode 20: Derek Murphy, Usability Researcher at Harvard IQSS → The post Episode 20: Derek Murphy, Usability Researcher at Harvard IQSS appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 19: Sylvie Rollason-Cass, Web Archivist at Archive-It

    Episode 19: Sylvie Rollason-Cass, Web Archivist at Archive-It

    01/11/2017

    November’s episode features Sylvie Rollason-Cass, a Web Archivist at Archive-It. Tune in to learn about what it’s like to archive the Internet and the difference between curating digital versus physical objects. Plus, how keeping an open mind can lead down exciting, unexpected career paths. Thank you so much for listening and your continued support of this project! Sylvie … Continue reading Episode 19: Sylvie Rollason-Cass, Web Archivist at Archive-It → The post Episode 19: Sylvie Rollason-Cass, Web Archivist at Archive-It appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 18: Brendan Thompson, Knowledge Manager at Uber Technologies

    Episode 18: Brendan Thompson, Knowledge Manager at Uber Technologies

    01/10/2017

    Happy Fall! October’s episode features Brendan Thompson, the Knowledge Manager at Uber Technologies in San Francisco, CA. Tune in to learn about what it’s like to work in the tech sector, life as a solo librarian, and knowledge management. Thank you so much for listening and your continued support of this project! Brendan has worked as a … Continue reading Episode 18: Brendan Thompson, Knowledge Manager at Uber Technologies → The post Episode 18: Brendan Thompson, Knowledge Manager at Uber Technologies appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 17: Caroline Gardner, New Balance Digital Asset Coordinator

    Episode 17: Caroline Gardner, New Balance Digital Asset Coordinator

    01/09/2017

    Welcome to Season 5 of Beyond the Stacks! We hope you enjoyed your summer and are as excited as we are for more episodes! Kicking off this season is an interview conducted in May 2017 with Carolina Gardner who works for New Balance as Digital Asset Coordinator. Caroline Gardner earned her BFA in Fiber & Material Studies from the Tyler … Continue reading Episode 17: Caroline Gardner, New Balance Digital Asset Coordinator → The post Episode 17: Caroline Gardner, New Balance Digital Asset Coordinator appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 16: Sarah Spira, Cheesemonger Turned Librarian

    Episode 16: Sarah Spira, Cheesemonger Turned Librarian

    01/05/2017

    This month’s episode features Sarah Spira who is the Content Manager for the American Cheese Society and it also marks the final episode of Season 4 of Beyond the Stacks. We hope you have enjoyed listening to the interviews as much as we have enjoyed conducting them. Sarah Spira joined the American Cheese Society (ACS) as Content Manager in July 2016. It was through her volunteer work … Continue reading Episode 16: Sarah Spira, Cheesemonger Turned Librarian → The post Episode 16: Sarah Spira, Cheesemonger Turned Librarian appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 15, Cooking in the Library: Culinary Literacy Center

    Episode 15, Cooking in the Library: Culinary Literacy Center

    01/04/2017

    This month, we hear from two librarians, Liz Fitzgerald and Suzanna Urminska, who helped establish and now work at the Culinary Literacy Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Liz Fitzgerald is the Administrator of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center, the first of its kind in a library in the United States. She … Continue reading Episode 15, Cooking in the Library: Culinary Literacy Center → The post Episode 15, Cooking in the Library: Culinary Literacy Center appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 14: Titus Moolathara, Advocacy Librarian

    Episode 14: Titus Moolathara, Advocacy Librarian

    01/03/2017

    March 2017 is an exciting month for Beyond the Stacks! We will be releasing two episodes this month and these episodes highlight three librarians from the Free Library of Philadelphia working on innovative community-building projects. We talked to Titus Moolathara, Liz Fitzgerald, and Suzanna Urminska. Fitzgerald and Urminska both work at the Culinary Literacy Center … Continue reading Episode 14: Titus Moolathara, Advocacy Librarian → The post Episode 14: Titus Moolathara, Advocacy Librarian appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 13: Jenny Benevento, Etsy.com Taxonomist

    Episode 13: Jenny Benevento, Etsy.com Taxonomist

    01/02/2017

    Welcome to Season 4 of Beyond the Stacks! On this month’s episode, we hear from Jenny Benevento. Jenny has created taxonomies for the Associated Press, Sears and Kmart, Etsy and other smaller businesses and organizations. Join us as we talk about taxonomies (hierarchical lists) and her journey from academic libraries, to non-profit work, and e-commerce business. Jenny … Continue reading Episode 13: Jenny Benevento, Etsy.com Taxonomist → The post Episode 13: Jenny Benevento, Etsy.com Taxonomist appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 11: Jennie Rose Halperin of Creative Commons

    Episode 11: Jennie Rose Halperin of Creative Commons

    01/11/2016

    On this month’s episode, we hear from Jennie Rose Halperin, the Communications Manager at Creative Commons. It is also Derek’s last episode before he graduates at the end of this semester! Before working at Creative Commons, Jennie worked at both Mozilla and O’Reilly Media. She is a graduate of Barnard College and University of North Carolina Chapel … Continue reading Episode 11: Jennie Rose Halperin of Creative Commons → The post Episode 11: Jennie Rose Halperin of Creative Commons appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 10: Amanda Brennan on Internet Librarianship

    Episode 10: Amanda Brennan on Internet Librarianship

    01/10/2016

    On this month’s episode, we hear from Amanda Brennan, the Internet Librarian! Amanda is currently a Community and Content Associate at Tumblr. Amanda Brennan specializes in researching the history of memes and other viral content throughout the web. She spent two years as the fandom and subculture expert at Know Your Meme. Currently, she is a … Continue reading Episode 10: Amanda Brennan on Internet Librarianship → The post Episode 10: Amanda Brennan on Internet Librarianship appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 9: Caryn Baird on News Librarianship

    Episode 9: Caryn Baird on News Librarianship

    01/09/2016

    Welcome to Season 3 of Beyond the Stacks! We’re now back to our regular schedule, with a new episode on the first day of each month. On this month’s episode, we hear from Caryn Baird, Senior News Researcher at the Tampa Bay Times. She has research credit on five Pulitzers. Working alongside reporters and editors, she has … Continue reading Episode 9: Caryn Baird on News Librarianship → The post Episode 9: Caryn Baird on News Librarianship appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 8: Jason Griffey on Inventing Open Hardware

    Episode 8: Jason Griffey on Inventing Open Hardware

    01/05/2016

    This month, we hear from Jason Griffey, creator and director of the LibraryBox project and founder and team leader of the Measure the Future project. Griffey is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He has written and spoken internationally on topics such as the future of technology in libraries, personal electronics in the … Continue reading Episode 8: Jason Griffey on Inventing Open Hardware → The post Episode 8: Jason Griffey on Inventing Open Hardware appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 7: Eben English on Developing Digital Repositories

    Episode 7: Eben English on Developing Digital Repositories

    01/04/2016

    On this month’s episode, we hear from Eben English, librarian and web developer at the Boston Public Library, where he focuses on front-end development for Digital Commonwealth, a digital library featuring collections from libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies across Massachusetts. Join us as we discuss work-life balance, preservation of audio recorded on metal wire spools, how and when to develop … Continue reading Episode 7: Eben English on Developing Digital Repositories → The post Episode 7: Eben English on Developing Digital Repositories appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 6: Henry Lowood on Software History  Preservation

    Episode 6: Henry Lowood on Software History & Preservation

    01/03/2016

    On this month’s episode, we hear from Henry Lowood, curator for history of science & technology collections and for film & media collections at Stanford University and lecturer at Stanford University, San Jose State University, and UC Santa Cruz. Join us as we discuss the history of Silicon Valley, historical  game studies, emulation, and video game … Continue reading Episode 6: Henry Lowood on Software History & Preservation → The post Episode 6: Henry Lowood on Software History & Preservation appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 5: Alex Wade on Tech Sector Librarians

    Episode 5: Alex Wade on Tech Sector Librarians

    01/02/2016

    Welcome to Season 2 of Beyond the Stacks! We’re now back to our regular schedule, with a new episode on the first day of each month. On this month’s episode, we hear from Alex Wade, the director of Scholarly Communications at Microsoft Research, where he’s currently focused on Microsoft Academic, involving aspects of knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation, … Continue reading Episode 5: Alex Wade on Tech Sector Librarians → The post Episode 5: Alex Wade on Tech Sector Librarians appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

  • Episode 4: Erin O’Meara on Archiving Electronic Records

    Episode 4: Erin O’Meara on Archiving Electronic Records

    01/12/2015

    On episode four of Beyond the Stacks, we hear from Erin O’Meara, an Archivist at the Gates Archive, which focuses on the preservation of the Gates family’s personal and philanthropic endeavors including records of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Join us as we discuss the preservation of born-digital records,  Digital Forensics, Diplomatics, and what it’s like … Continue reading Episode 4: Erin O’Meara on Archiving Electronic Records → The post Episode 4: Erin O’Meara on Archiving Electronic Records appeared first on Beyond the Stacks: Innovative Careers in Library and Information Science.

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